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Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States
Band Blues Jazz


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The best kept secret in music


"AMG REVIEW (All Music Guide)"

AMG REVIEW (All Music Guide) “Drawing on the classic female blues sound, Banks delivers the earthy Permanent Record; her backing band, adept in both the Texas and Chicago sounds, prove themselves skillful supporting players, their understated work providing an excellent complement for the vocal showcase”
Jason Ankeny, All-Music Guide
- Jason Ankeny, All-Music Guide

"The Toronto Blues Society Newsletter"

"Her Etta James influenced vocals and from the gut approach make her a woman to watch on the International Blues scene"
The Toronto Blues Society
- The Toronto Blues Society Newsletter

"Toronto duMaurier Downtown Jazz Festival"

"ROBIN BANK$ is a powerhouse vocalist" & "outstanding performances in the Toronto Blues Society's WOMEN'S BLUES REVUE and the International Blues Talent Competition in Memphis"
Toronto duMaurier Downtown Jazz Festival/Society Program
- Toronto duMaurier Downtown Jazz Festival/Society Program

"Candid Reviews from Fans around the world"

Real reviews from

by BECKY Rating: 10
Excellent blues.I felt as if this one was for us "girls" singing our song, so to speak. I've been catching Robin live @ a small club in east Dallas, Chasers. She's a delite to hear and has been ushering in the Happy Hour there on Wed. night each week for about two months now.(Oct. 14,2004)

by Gwen Kaushagen Rating: 10
Robin Bank$ is our pick to play at the world famous Corn Dog Festival/Ball on September 25, 2004 at the Lakewood Theater in Dallas.
We love her style and can't wait for her to perform her hot blues. Two thumbs up to Robin's style and stage presence. Thank you Robin.

by Ann Rating: 10
I had the privilege to see Robin in Jackson, MS recently. Blew me away. What a gal! She is certainly someone I will keep up with and want to see again!

Top of Her Class
by Jeff Saylor Rating: 10
This lady is in the To of her Class in blues and intertanment.My wife and I have seen her preform from east Texas to Dallas metroplex and would like to tell you all! If you would like to SEE a great Blues Singer.She is the real THING ! My Wife and I hired here for our 25 Wedding anv.Great time, you all need to see this (Lady)

After Dark
by Roger Rating: 10
I saw Robin at "Le Grain d'Orges" (Brussel - Belgium). Yes she is a great blues singer. I buy her CD and it's my best buy of the year !

by Emily Rating: 10
I saw Robin Banks perform at the Bone in Dallas, TX. She was amazing! I ended up buying her c.d. and I am so glad I did. I absolutely love her c.d. I listen to it all the time! She has an incredible voice and she is an incredible perfomer. I live in Minnesota, and I would take a trip to Texas just to see her perform again!

Robin Is An Outstanding Artist With Much Flair
by Sandra Kaye Rating: 10
Three of my favorite people and I had the good fortune to see Robin over the weekend and I can't stop singing her song. She was very entertaining and talented to boot. I will always look for Robin whenever I am planning a night out, she will make you happy you came.

Robin Banks --"Live"
by Robert "Reverb" Tomberlin Rating: 10
I saw Robin in a live performance in a Dallas. Tx nite club. The lady is definetly "BLUE". The girl can "Wail and moan" soulful blue like I haven't heard in a long time. Anybody knows you have to live the blues to play it. The blues lives on with Robin Banks. "Blues ain't nothin' but a good girl feelin' bad", and Robin's original cuts go straight to your soul until you feel like you've been there. Buy this cd. I'm going to.

by Keith Ann Denney Rating: 10
I am a huge Robin Banks fan, and her new CD "Honestly" is just GREAT! Every song is good and shows what a wonderful talent this girl has.

by Blues Boy Rating: 10
I was browsing for a song and ran across a song with a similar name by Robin... I clicked to listen, and I have been clicking and clicking, and clicking... the woman has got it going on! The Blues, the Soul, and The Heart are all a part of this wonderful collection of music. You gotta be from the south to appreciate some music, but with this... you just gotta hear to love Robin! -

"A review by International Blues recording artist Anson Funderburgh"

On "Honestly", Robin Bank$ displays true emotion. Her love for the blues is
evident throughout. This is only a glimpse of what lies ahead. - Anson Funderburgh


CD REVIEW Robin Banks CD "Honestly"
Robin Banks CD "Honestly" ain't just Blues! That one word can't describe what Robin Banks brings to the table. Her love for the music she is singing is so deep, that she makes you feel every note every nuance every beat ,that kind of power can only come from one place, her soul. With a voice as smooth as silk Robin lay's-em out and knocks-em back like shooting dice. And with" Honestly" you never get snake eye's only 7's and 11's across the board on this CD. Song after song you will be blown away even if you are a long time lover of the Blues or new to the game. This talented lady produced ,wrote, and arranged this gem of a CD. Their seems to be nothing Robin Banks can't do. So what is next ? Acting why not. The title cut "Honestly" is as true blue as it gets, but my favorite cut is track 5 "I'm In Love With Another Man" this song reminded me of an older hit you might have heard of "The Night That The Light's Went Out In Georgia" ."I'm In Love With Another Man" stopped me dead in my tracks I mean if you got to blow someone off and you need to use someone's else's music to speak for you than here is the song you have been looking for .The song is so tender for it's subject matter it rips your heart right out ! Robin Banks play's in Deep Ellum all the time for dates go to the calendar or go to her web site .When you get a chance check her out live.
Darin Wakeley - Darin Wakeley -

"Blues Revue Issue # 72, November 2001"

ROBIN BANK$ has got the goods – Honestly (self release). This is her first record since leaving balmy Detroit, Mich., for the wilds of Dallas, Texas, where she’s put together a great band. Bank$ never oversings, and her sidemen are tight and confident. Songs get room to breathe, there’s plenty of subtle swing, and the production never gets in the way. Guest Sam Myers blows great harp on the shuffling charmer “Don’t Ya Love Me Like That” and banters with Bank$ on “I Need A Lovin’ Man”, and guitarist Hash Brown stands out. Other winners: The cooking Money rewrite “Work It Out” and the two stepping “Thunder and Lightnin’

-Jeff Calvin, Blues Revue Issue # 72, November 2001 - Jeff Calvin, Blues Revue


Canada’s Robin Banks is also serving it up hot and sultry and like it’s supposed to be done. Banks, she’s got, well, that is, she’s got … IT. Breathless when that’s the thing to be, too cool for school when that’s what’s called for, her Permanent Record (Acequis) finds her guilty of grooving with a Stratocaster-driven, bottom heavy trio led by her husband (as opposed to her man), guitarist Mark Martin. Martin’s vocabulary is drawn from those of Ronnie Earl and the Vaughan brothers, and his simple Strat set-up has the lean appeal that fluid guitarists have used to monstrous effect ever since Jimi and Buddy wrote the books. Now, experienced listeners will have heard Martin’s licks somewhere before, but that wouldn’t stop experienced dancers from shaking it. Originals do not stray far from the usual themes and rhythms, but they work fine alongside covers such as Jay Miller’s oft-recorded swamp beat thang "Sugar Coated Love," Jimmy McCracklin’s "I Just Got to Know" and Irma Thomas’s sassy signature, "You Can Have My Husband (But Please Don’t Mess with My Man)." Almost makes me want to get myself up to the Toronto area. Almost. - Blues Access Magazine - Carey Wolfson


Permanent Record (1997) 11 tracks, 7 original songs

Honestly (2000) 13 tracks, all original songs written arranged produced by RB$ featuring "Sweet" Sam Myers, Hash Brown, Randy McAllister, Holland K. Smith and others

Live After Dark (2002) 11 tracks, 2 original songs featuring Hash Brown, Christian Dozzler, Drew Allain and Marc Wilson


Feeling a bit camera shy


A full time working Rhythm & Blues Revue based out of Dallas TX, the ROBIN BANK$ All Star R&B Revue performs some 240 nights each year and has done so consistently for 14 years. They perform classic Chicago/Texas style Blues as well as R&B and Jazz. The quality and professionalism of this All Star R&B Revue allows them to satisfy audiences and club booking agents seeking live Blues, Soul, R&B, Funk and Jazz entertainment.